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  • #46
    Originally posted by mmstick View Post
    It is you that needs to do some research because the information you provided was not 100% accurate, and you have clearly demonstrated that you don't understand what you are talking about. It has nothing to do with drivers in the first place. First of all, the GPU you are using will not magically alter how you install a driver. Second of all, HD 7790s are not new by any means and have been supported in Catalyst for many months now.
    They've been supported by AMD's crappy performance driver, which was last updated in April but still was available for download at least until September, so officially the AMD FGLRX didn't support the 7790 until not so long ago.
    Secondly it has a lot to do with drivers, if you were like me and you followed each new card's driver's release notes you'd see that it has much to do with the driver.
    And most importantly, when you say that the info I gave wasn't accurate, you should know to prove me wrong without just making statements.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Nuc!eoN View Post
      Hey, does anyone know when the R7 260x will be supported by the open source driver? It's actually just a slightly changed Radeon HD 7790 (which is suppiorted?).
      I use ArchLinux and the latest drivers from the repos but I just get a black screen when trying to lauch something graphical. Xorg says something like "Display 0 not found" (If I remember correctly).

      Any idea?

      PS: Btw sorry if I didn't read threw all the posts. Just too many
      The R7 260x is officially supported actually, you should make sure that you're installing the latest beta driver, and that you have all the required dependencies.
      Besides that you might try doing "amdconfig --initial" after the installation.

      If it still won't work, try looking for a solution on the Arch wiki and forums, they help a lot.

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      • #48
        Originally posted by dannydamsky View Post
        The R7 260x is officially supported actually, you should make sure that you're installing the latest beta driver, and that you have all the required dependencies.
        Besides that you might try doing "amdconfig --initial" after the installation.

        If it still won't work, try looking for a solution on the Arch wiki and forums, they help a lot.
        But you are refering to the proprietery AMD driver right? My question was concerning the open source Radeon driver (I actually mentioned it in my post).
        Shouldn't it also be supported by the Radeon driver? And if not, when?

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        • #49
          Originally posted by dannydamsky View Post
          They've been supported by AMD's crappy performance driver, which was last updated in April but still was available for download at least until September, so officially the AMD FGLRX didn't support the 7790 until not so long ago.
          Secondly it has a lot to do with drivers, if you were like me and you followed each new card's driver's release notes you'd see that it has much to do with the driver.
          And most importantly, when you say that the info I gave wasn't accurate, you should know to prove me wrong without just making statements.
          You don't seem to understand simple logic at all so your comments are merely incoherent nonsense. You are stating that different driver versions magically change how you install drivers when that is not the case. The driver installer doesn't give a crap about what GPU you have installed. Seriously, I package my own Catalyst drivers for every new driver release and install that to 5 desktops -- nothing has changed at all. Furthermore, AMD's drivers have been updated at least once every two months so I have no idea where you have been.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by Nuc!eoN View Post
            But you are refering to the proprietery AMD driver right? My question was concerning the open source Radeon driver (I actually mentioned it in my post).
            Shouldn't it also be supported by the Radeon driver? And if not, when?
            The open-source driver, I suspect will be more or less OK on Kernel 3.13, Mesa 10, and Xorg 1.15 . As there have been many improvements in these new releases especially to RadeonSI (The open-source driver).

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            • #51
              Originally posted by mmstick View Post
              You don't seem to understand simple logic at all so your comments are merely incoherent nonsense. You are stating that different driver versions magically change how you install drivers when that is not the case. The driver installer doesn't give a crap about what GPU you have installed. Seriously, I package my own Catalyst drivers for every new driver release and install that to 5 desktops -- nothing has changed at all. Furthermore, AMD's drivers have been updated at least once every two months so I have no idea where you have been.
              It's not about "MAGIC" , it's about support for a specific architecture/build, how else do you explain legacy drivers then? Or performance drivers?

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              • #52
                FWIW, on Debian testing after the new 3.12 kernel with flgrx I can move my cursor over to the far right edge of my right monitor, desktop effects are still disabled (Required X extensions (XComposite and XDamage) are not available.) Screen weirdness scrolling with my mouse wheel on my right monitor. At this point using the proprietary driver on Debian Jessie my $70 video card will have comparable performance to my 5+ year old onboard graphics using the open source radeon driver by some time in 2016. Steamy piles of fun!

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Praxis View Post
                  FWIW, on Debian testing after the new 3.12 kernel with flgrx I can move my cursor over to the far right edge of my right monitor, desktop effects are still disabled (Required X extensions (XComposite and XDamage) are not available.) Screen weirdness scrolling with my mouse wheel on my right monitor. At this point using the proprietary driver on Debian Jessie my $70 video card will have comparable performance to my 5+ year old onboard graphics using the open source radeon driver by some time in 2016. Steamy piles of fun!
                  Debian/testing + Catalyst works fine for me. If you haven't done so, try running

                  aticonfig --initial

                  as root. Also, what is your output of

                  fglrxinfo

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by d2kx View Post
                    Debian/testing + Catalyst works fine for me. If you haven't done so, try running

                    aticonfig --initial

                    as root. Also, what is your output of

                    fglrxinfo
                    What's your card? My pet peeve is when people say X works fine for me and then asks for CLI info. But, they don't say what their hardware is or what they were doing OR what they do (most often).

                    It would be interesting to have more info especially when there's a lot more 'what card should I buy/which driver should I use' posts recently. ;-)

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Panix View Post
                      What's your card? My pet peeve is when people say X works fine for me and then asks for CLI info. But, they don't say what their hardware is or what they were doing OR what they do (most often).

                      It would be interesting to have more info especially when there's a lot more 'what card should I buy/which driver should I use' posts recently. ;-)
                      Just get rid of Catalyst. The latest git of mesa and radeon open source drivers gives higher FPS, significantly less stutter, and best of all, no bugs.

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                      • #56
                        yes update the kernal to 3.13 and run the latest oibaf PPA and you will see amazing improvements.

                        im running a lower spec gpu than you (trinity APU) and the new updates are giving me fps silky smooth more than i have seen on windows. vsync works, AA works.

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by phill1978 View Post
                          yes update the kernal to 3.13 and run the latest oibaf PPA and you will see amazing improvements.

                          im running a lower spec gpu than you (trinity APU) and the new updates are giving me fps silky smooth more than i have seen on windows. vsync works, AA works.
                          Where are you folks getting your 3.13 kernels? The repos? I used an early 3.13 kernel and it seemed about the same as 3.12, i.e., not great.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Praxis View Post
                            Where are you folks getting your 3.13 kernels? The repos? I used an early 3.13 kernel and it seemed about the same as 3.12, i.e., not great.
                            You have a Bonaire IIRC, so I don't think 3.13 kernels enable DPM for you. You can pick up a 3.13 final kernel and manually enable dpm, or (probably better) pick up an early 3.14 kernel (eg agd5f's drm-next-3.14 branch) which has some CI dpm fixes *and* enables DPM on CI by default. You'll also need current userspace bits from the repos.

                            For what it's worth, all the people telling you great things about 3.13 + repos with their SI cards are telling the truth, but CI DPM is running about 1/2 a kernel release behind SI DPM.
                            Last edited by bridgman; 01-28-2014, 05:27 PM.

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                              You have a Bonaire IIRC, so I don't think 3.13 kernels enable DPM for you. You can pick up a 3.13 final kernel and manually enable dpm, or (probably better) pick up an early 3.14 kernel (eg agd5f's drm-next-3.14 branch) which has some CI dpm fixes *and* enables DPM on CI by default. You'll also need current userspace bits from the repos.

                              For what it's worth, all the people telling you great things about 3.13 + repos with their SI cards are telling the truth, but CI DPM is running about 1/2 a kernel release behind SI DPM.
                              Not quite pre-chewed enough of a suggestion for my week teeth. I googled the paranthetical 'eg' and found this page, but I have no idea to cull a kernel out of it.
                              http://cgit.freedesktop.org/~agd5f/l...-next-3.14-wip

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                              • #60
                                Nevermind, I installed 3.14rc2 from here: http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-ker...elementary-os/

                                Big improvement on the open source driver (presumably radeonSI). With the oibaf/graphics-drivers stack I can now do KDE Desktop Effects (fusion-icon still segfaults, but it does that on all 13.10 installs I've seen regardless of graphics card or driver). 1080p plays fine. 2D movement is fluid and decent.

                                I just hope that 3.14 gets in to Trusty Tahr (or the important bits are backported in to 3.13) and I'll be able to rely on the LVM, etc. in the repository instead of having to enable a development repository with ginormous package churn and occasional regressions.

                                I guess I can finally start messing around with those games I got this card to play.

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